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Rachel Oniga Biography

Rachel Oniga (born May 23 1957) is a veteran Nigerian actress who is well known for acting in hundreds of Nollywood movies. She died in July 2021 following a heart related sickness.

Rachel Oniga Biography
NameRachel Oniga
Date of BirthMay 23 1957
Age64 years (2021)
Death30th July 2021. 10pm
Cause of DeathHeart related ailment
Profession/OccupationNollywood actress
Marital StatusDivorced
State of OriginDelta state
Net worth$450,000

Rachel Oniga Early Life and Background

She was born on May 23, 1957, in Ebute Metta, Lagos State, to parents from Eku, Delta State in southern Nigeria. Her state of origin is Delta state.

Rachael attended Abule-Oja Primary School in Lagos and Edo State for her secondary schooling.

Rachel Oniga Career

Her acting career began shortly after her divorce in 1993. She worked briefly for Ascoline Nigeria Limited, a Dutch consulting firm, before starring in her first film, Onome, and her first Yoruba film, Owo Blow.

Oniga has been in a number of important Nigerian films, including Sango, a film written by Wale Ogunyemi and directed by Obafemi Lasode, as well as Wale Adenuga’s television series Super Story. She has starred in a number of Nigerian movies and soap operas and has made her impact in the Nollywood world.

Majority of the roles she played while in Nollywood involved her being a mother or a troublesome mother-in-law (She acted these roles very well and professionally too).

Rachel Oniga Biography

Rachel Oniga Awards

Rachel Oniga was a recipent of several awards which included Best Supporting Actress at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, Best Indigenous Actress (Yoruba) at the Best of Nollywood Awards, Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards and Best Actress in a Television/Drama at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Rachel Oniga Biography

Rachel Oniga Movies

Rachel Oniga has featured in a good number of movies, some of them include;

  • Sango (1997)
  • Out of Bounds (1997)
  • Owo Blow (1997)
  • Passion of Mind (2004)
  • Power Of Sin,
  • Restless Mind
  • Doctor Bello (2013)
  • 30 Days in Atlanta (2014)
  • The Royal Hibiscus Hotel (2017)
  • Power of 1 (2018)
  • The Wedding Party
  • My Village People (2021)

Rachel Oniga Husband

Rachel Oniga divorced her husband in 1993 after she discovered he was having an affair with another woman. According to her, the strange woman took her husband away. She has personally taken care of her children since her divorce, funding their education and meeting other needs. Her ex-husband was said to have died only a few months ago. She claims she is not a widow because she and her husband were divorced before he died.

Rachel Oniga Biography

Rachel Oniga Daughters

Rachel Oniga has three daughters. She is also a grandmother.

Rachel Oniga Death

She died on 30th July 2021 following a heart related ailment.

Rachel Oniga Biography

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